Dean Van Nguyen is a music journalist and cultural critic based in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to PopMatters his work has appeared in The Irish Times, The Dubliner, Wax Poetics, AU, The Deli, Clash, AllHipHop.com and various others. He also the Founder, Editor and Publisher of One More Robot magazine, a Dublin-based pop culture print magazine. Twitter: @deanvannguyen
A Time to Be So Small: An Interview with EmptyMansion's Sam Fogarino | 2 Jun 2013 // 5:14 PM
After dealing with the critical praise and downfall of Interpol, Sam Fogarino hooked up with one of the key players in Secret Machines and, under the name of EmptyMansions, made something quite special, different, and even a bit unexpected ...
The City Is Mine: An Interview with Cadence Weapon | 7 Feb 2013 // 10:20 PM
With his encyclopedic genre knowledge honed by time as a critic himself, Rollie Pemberton (a.k.a. Cadence Weapon) aims to put Canada on the hip-hop map via Hope in Dirt City, his innovative indie debut.
Lil Wayne: I Am Not a Human Being II | 26 Mar 2013 // 5:06 PM
Once again Lil Wayne fails to recapture the energy and spirit that elevated him to the highest peaks of hip-hop superstardom.
The Alchemist: Russian Roulette | 7 Oct 2012 // 5:01 PM
The Alchemist's latest run for solo recognition, Russian Roulette draws sounds and sound bites from various Russian-themed sources, with a particular affinity for how the old Soviet Union was portrayed in American pop culture.